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|Birth name||Wasiem Taha|
9 November 1982 |
Pirmasens, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
|Genres||Gangsta rap, Hip hop|
|Years active||2004 - present|
|Labels||Horrorkore Entertainment (June–August 2006)
Al Massiva (Sony BMG) (2007)
Wasiem Taha, better known as Massiv (born 9 November 1982), is a German gangsta rapper of Palestinian origin, living in Berlin. During his early career Taha was signed to the label Horrorkore Entertainment, but later he left and signed to major label Sony BMG.
Life and career
2006: Early career and debut album
In July 2006 Taha's debut album, Blut gegen Blut, was released. On 22 August, Taha left the label and signed to Sony BMG. Reasons for the separation were not mentioned.
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In January 2008, Taha was purportedly shot three times by a masked man while talking on a cell phone near his car. Taha was subsequently hospitalized and lost a lot of blood, but was apparently able to leave the hospital later that same night. It has been rumored[according to whom?] that the incident was part of a concerted marketing effort targeted at lending seeming criminal authenticity to European Gangsta rap.
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- "Massiv unterschreibt bei Sony BMG". 16bars.de. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
- "Neues vom Splash!". Rap.de. Retrieved 2014-04-20.